Wheat, rice cheaper in Pakistan than India

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ISLAMABAD: The prices of wheat, rice, chicken and garlic are lower in Pakistan than in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, authorities said. The National Price Monitoring Committee said food prices in Pakistan were comparatively lower than other countries in the region, reported Dawn. The panel has not ruled out the possibility of importing items of…


Bumper wheat crop in St Albans

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THE next time you bite into a biscuit or cake, chances are that a key ingredient – flour – could have come from wheat grown in St Albans. Some of the wheat harvested this month at Bill Barr’s farm in St Albans has been sold to Bowmans in Hitchin, whose products are also used in…


Winter wheat yields hold up

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WITH more than half the Recommended List (RL) winter wheat trial results now in, it is clear yields have held up well across most of the country, away from shallow soils in the east, says HGCA. The first yields are now in from Scotland, averaging 11.1t/ha. However, national yields are still 7 per cent down…


GRAINS-Wheat & corn futures steady in cautious Asia trade

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SYDNEY, Sept 9 (Reuters) – U.S. wheat futures steadied in early Asian trade on Friday, though remained under pressure from news that big new supplies of the grain were to be offered from India. Trade was also watchful, after three days of falls and with no big surprises from U.S. President Barack Obama’s announcement of…


French wheat, corn output revised up on good summer

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PARIS (Commodity Online): The good summer growing conditions has raised the expectations of the Wheat and Cornoutput in France. In August, the forecast for the wheat crop had been raised to 500,000 tons and further raised to 1 million tons on Wednesday by farm ministry; now the total estimates has touched 33.5 million tons. The…


World food prices hold steady despite costlier cereals, wheat

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Abu Dhabi World food prices remained almost unchanged between July and August this year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation Food Price Index published yesterday. While the FAO Food Price Index (FFPI), which averaged 231 points last month — down by one point from 232 in July, it is 26 per cent higher compared…


Insight: Feast of protein in U.S. spring wheat harvest

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(Reuters) – North Dakota wheat farmer Terry Weckerly applied extra fertilizer to his wheat this summer to coax more protein out of the crop. Flour mills and grain elevators were paying near-record premiums for high-protein wheat and he wanted a slice of it. The fertilizer worked too well. Weckerly and other spring wheat farmers are…


Wheat export will check further fall in domestic prices: Floor millers

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NEW DELHI: Flour millers today hailed the government’s decision to lift a four year-old ban on wheat exports, saying this would not only prevent a further decline in domestic retail prices, but would also enable the export of high protein varieties to the Middle East. Yesterday, the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on Food decided…


Outlook good for quality of wheat harvest

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The quality of this year’s wheat harvest is likely to be better than last year, according to the HGCA’s Provisional Cereals Quality Survey. The results, which were based on 18,000 wheat samples collected up to 31 August, showed a lower moisture content, plus a higher Hagberg Falling Number, specific weight and protein level, compared to…


Govt lifts ban on wheat exports, prohibits onion exports

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The government on Thursday decided to lift four year-old ban on wheat exports but prohibited onion exports to control its rising prices . The decision to open wheat exports was taken by the empowered Group of Ministers (eGoM) on food, headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the wake of record production and storage problem.…


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